We interrupt this week’s celebration of Barry Windsor-Smith to relate this image of the upcoming cover of Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #2! It appears, that yes, the mohawk *is* back and that yes, Emma *has* undergone some, ahem, alterations. I think this iteration of the Astonishing crew is exciting, but there’s just one thing I cannot stomach and that is baseball caps on my heroes. It’s one thing to wear them off-duty when you are playing the sport, but to add them to the costume is a fashion offense I cannot abide. Super double ugh. Otherwise, I am so ready for this comic. Warren Ellis continues to write the X-Men in a consistent narrative voice and Kaare Andrews is obviously having fun with his part of the storytelling. Bring on the mutant babies!